Post # 1
Okay, maybe this is a dumb question, but I’m clueless.
I know that people reserve good seats at a wedding for the parents/close family, but I’m not sure how that works. Is it usually the first couple rows? Or are the seats closest to the aisle the best seats that should be reserved? Should I reserve just for parents and siblings or should there be seats set aside for Aunts, Uncles, cousins? This could get crazy. Did you put a little card on the seat saying it was reserved or a sign on the back?
I’d appreciate any advice! Thank you!
Post # 3
It’s typically the first row on either side for parents and grandparents. Aunts, uncles and those typical don’t get reserved seating. If it’s aisles, they usually rope them off with ribbon or put something on the seats. I think everyone knows not to sit in the two first rows also. Last wedding I was to, no one even sat in the third row back, as they weren’t sure where the rope off ended 🙂
Post # 4
Are you having ushers? Or having the groomsmen do double duty as ushers? You can rope off the rows, usually only the first couple of pews, or place signs on the seats.
Other than that you can instruct the ushers to seat aunts, uncles etc behind the reserved pews then friends etc.
Post # 5
We put little DIY signs on the seats in the front row that we reserved for family. A. Lot of people just rope off the entire row, but we only needed a few sets. We also put a picture of DH’s late mother where her seat would have been. 🙂 here is the groom’s side as an example.
Edit: we only reserved for parents, grandparents and siblings. It was the first row and the seats closest to the aisle.